San Antonio - Trinity senior Kristen Canepa is once again an All-America women's soccer player.
The talented Tiger defender was elected to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's All-America First Team for the second consecutive year. Canepa was earlier selected for the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region First Team for the second time in a row.
Canepa was also voted the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight occasion. She led a taut Tiger defense which posted 15 shutout games, and allowed opponents to score only 0.49 goals each matchup.
Offensively, Canepa scored five goals, two of which were game-winners, along with chalking up two assists. During her career, Canepa fired in eight goals, with three game-winners, and sent four assists to her teammates.
Guided by fourth-year Head Coach Dylan Harrison, the 21st-ranked Tigers recorded a 17-4-1 overall mark and were 8-0-0 in SCAC competition. Trinity won the conference regular-season title, and Coach Harrison was elected by his peers as the SCAC Coach of the Year for the third consecutive occasion.
Trinity opened the SCAC Tournament at Georgetown, Texas, and beat the University of Dallas (TX) in the Semifinals. The Tigers and host Southwestern (TX) University battled to a 0-0 tie in the title game, and the Pirates won the championship with a 5-4 edge in penalty kicks.
The Tigers received an at-large bid to their 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament and began with a victory over Pacific Lutheran (WA) University at Abilene, Texas. Trinity then defeated the 19th-ranked host Hardin-Simmons (TX) University in the Second Round.
The Tigers then made their first NCAA Round of 16 appearance since 2016, which sent them to Grantham, Pennsylvania, where top-ranked Messiah (PA) College ended Trinity's season.